Boho living in her­itage site

Herald Sun - Property - - APARTMENTS -

ONE of the old­est build­ings in St Kilda East’s hip Carlisle St will be trans­formed into apart­ments.

The her­itage build­ing, built in the 1890s, has been used as a bank a num­ber of times and is cur­rently a dis­count shop.

Its re­de­vel­op­ment will see the ground floor shop re­fur­bished and five dou­ble­storey, one-bed­room apart­ments built above.

Sell­ing agent Dion Besser, of Besser & Co, said Wood­stock Apart­ments would have an industrial chic feel that re­flected the area’s past.

“Carlisle St very much has that semi-industrial/res­i­den­tial feel to it and if you go back 50100 years it was all cloth­ing busi­nesses and man­u­fac­tur­ers around here,” he said.

“So with this project the de­vel­oper is try­ing to bring that New York, Soho feel.”

Mr Besser said that while they were one-bed­room de­signs, the apart­ments would not be tight on space, with each hav­ing a gen­er­ously sized ter­race and three also hav­ing bal­conies.

Sizes will vary from 68sq m to 80sq m, with bed­rooms and en­suites on one floor and living zones and pow­der rooms on the other floor. One apart­ment will also have a study.

All apart­ments will have fea­tures in­clud­ing tim­ber floors, stone bench­tops, stain­less-steel ap­pli­ances, dou­ble-glazed win­dows and cool­ing.

The project, at 157 Carlisle St, is the work of a pri­vate de­vel­oper who is be­hind a num­ber of other niche projects in the in­ner south.

Onyx Con­struc­tion will build the Wood­stock Apart­ments, with work hoped to start in the next cou­ple of months and ex­pected to take 14 to 18 months. Prices range from $495,000-$640,000.

For de­tails phone Dion Besser at Besser & Co on 0412 556 443

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